The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Java
Rank 8 10 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Java 413 331 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.88% 10.30% 7.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.04% 29.77% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 228 110
Average daily rate £400 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
+0.06% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 2
Average hourly rate £29.50 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.88 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1422 1112 949
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 37.46% 34.59% 35.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 731 542
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 29 32
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £19.00 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +4.41%

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +8 207 £400 +4.57% 99
Cheshire 0 111 £400 +10.34% 30
Lancashire -5 47 £450 +12.50% 15
Merseyside +3 30 £398 +13.57% 11
Cumbria - 4 £502 - 3
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 406 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (29.89%) JavaScript
3 219 (26.29%) HTML
4 202 (24.25%) Web Services
5 199 (23.89%) Linux
6 186 (22.33%) TDD
7 177 (21.25%) XML
8 167 (20.05%) Spring
9 161 (19.33%) SQL
10 158 (18.97%) Git (software)
11 155 (18.61%) Continuous Integration
12 150 (18.01%) Oracle
12 150 (18.01%) Scrum
13 146 (17.53%) CSS
14 121 (14.53%) Finance
15 117 (14.05%) RESTful
15 117 (14.05%) REST
16 115 (13.81%) JSON
17 112 (13.45%) Jenkins
18 109 (13.09%) J2EE
19 102 (12.24%) SOAP
19 102 (12.24%) Unix
20 101 (12.12%) HTML5
21 95 (11.40%) HTTP
22 93 (11.16%) Subversion
23 91 (10.92%) BDD
24 89 (10.68%) Banking
24 89 (10.68%) .NET
25 86 (10.32%) jQuery
26 83 (9.96%) Windows

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 77 (9.24%) JBoss
2 65 (7.80%) Tomcat
3 56 (6.72%) WebSphere
4 36 (4.32%) Apache
5 34 (4.08%) Node.js
6 29 (3.48%) WebLogic
7 20 (2.40%) Oracle Service Bus
8 19 (2.28%) IIS
8 19 (2.28%) WebSphere Application Server
9 18 (2.16%) SharePoint
10 17 (2.04%) Tuxedo
11 16 (1.92%) Confluence
12 14 (1.68%) nginx
13 12 (1.44%) NetWeaver
14 8 (0.96%) Jetty
15 7 (0.84%) Apache Solr
15 7 (0.84%) CMS
15 7 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
15 7 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 6 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (1.20%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.96%) MS Office
3 6 (0.72%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.60%) Adobe Captivate
4 5 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.84%) SAP SRM
2 5 (0.60%) BASE24
2 5 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.36%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.24%) BigMachines
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.24%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.24%) Line 500
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.24%) Sage 1000
4 2 (0.24%) Sage X3
4 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Magento
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.12%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 73 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (3.84%) Cloud Computing
3 21 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (1.44%) PaaS
5 10 (1.20%) Google App Engine
5 10 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.96%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.84%) GitHub
7 7 (0.84%) IaaS
8 5 (0.60%) Route 53
9 4 (0.48%) Amazon Glacier
9 4 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (0.48%) SaaS
10 3 (0.36%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (0.24%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 95 (11.40%) HTTP
2 74 (8.88%) Internet
3 14 (1.68%) FTP
4 12 (1.44%) SMTP
4 12 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.08%) DHCP
5 9 (1.08%) DNS
6 8 (0.96%) IPsec
7 7 (0.84%) SSL
8 5 (0.60%) ATM
9 3 (0.36%) Firewall
9 3 (0.36%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.36%) LDAP
9 3 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.24%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (0.24%) Intranet
10 2 (0.24%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.24%) Network Security
11 1 (0.12%) VPN
11 1 (0.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (8.28%) NoSQL
2 56 (6.72%) MongoDB
3 48 (5.76%) MySQL
3 48 (5.76%) Relational Database
4 45 (5.40%) SQL Server
5 40 (4.80%) Oracle Database
6 37 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (2.76%) Big Data
8 21 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 20 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (2.16%) Hadoop
11 15 (1.80%) DB2
11 15 (1.80%) SAP BW
12 14 (1.68%) RDBMS
13 13 (1.56%) Neo4j
14 11 (1.32%) GIS
15 9 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
16 8 (0.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 158 (18.97%) Git (software)
2 112 (13.45%) Jenkins
3 93 (11.16%) Subversion
4 83 (9.96%) Maven
5 71 (8.52%) JIRA
6 53 (6.36%) Selenium
7 37 (4.44%) Eclipse
7 37 (4.44%) Gradle
7 37 (4.44%) JUnit
8 36 (4.32%) Cucumber
9 26 (3.12%) Ant
10 24 (2.88%) Hudson
11 23 (2.76%) Visual Studio
12 15 (1.80%) WebDriver
13 13 (1.56%) Sonatype Nexus
14 12 (1.44%) SoapUI
15 11 (1.32%) JBehave
15 11 (1.32%) Mercurial
16 8 (0.96%) Appium
16 8 (0.96%) gulp
General
1 121 (14.53%) Finance
2 89 (10.68%) Banking
3 25 (3.00%) Retail
4 24 (2.88%) Games
5 22 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.32%) Legal
7 10 (1.20%) Billing
8 9 (1.08%) Electronics
9 8 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.48%) Automotive
11 3 (0.36%) Marketing
12 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.12%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 483 (57.98%) Developer
2 310 (37.21%) Java Developer
3 115 (13.81%) Architect
4 72 (8.64%) Senior Developer
5 53 (6.36%) Analyst
5 53 (6.36%) Senior Java Developer
6 45 (5.40%) Java Architect
7 38 (4.56%) Consultant
8 36 (4.32%) Technical Architect
9 35 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
10 34 (4.08%) Agile Developer
10 34 (4.08%) Agile Java Developer
11 27 (3.24%) HTML Developer
11 27 (3.24%) Software Engineer
12 26 (3.12%) Digital Developer
12 26 (3.12%) JavaScript Developer
13 24 (2.88%) Scala Developer
14 23 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
14 23 (2.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 21 (2.52%) Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 219 (26.29%) HTML
2 202 (24.25%) Web Services
3 177 (21.25%) XML
4 167 (20.05%) Spring
5 146 (17.53%) CSS
6 117 (14.05%) REST
6 117 (14.05%) RESTful
7 115 (13.81%) JSON
8 109 (13.09%) J2EE
9 102 (12.24%) SOAP
10 101 (12.12%) HTML5
11 89 (10.68%) .NET
12 86 (10.32%) jQuery
13 79 (9.48%) AngularJS
14 72 (8.64%) Hibernate
15 54 (6.48%) Middleware
16 43 (5.16%) Java EE
17 41 (4.92%) Ajax
18 39 (4.68%) Spring MVC
19 32 (3.84%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (5.28%) Mobile App
3 34 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 27 (3.24%) User Experience
5 17 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (1.80%) iPad
7 14 (1.68%) Private Cloud
8 13 (1.56%) Data Integration
9 11 (1.32%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (0.72%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.72%) Social Media
11 5 (0.60%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.60%) Clustering
11 5 (0.60%) EMV
11 5 (0.60%) Learning Management System
11 5 (0.60%) Online Banking
11 5 (0.60%) SCORM
11 5 (0.60%) Tandem
11 5 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 199 (23.89%) Linux
2 102 (12.24%) Unix
3 83 (9.96%) Windows
4 42 (5.04%) Android
5 35 (4.20%) Mac OS X
6 28 (3.36%) Apple iOS
7 23 (2.76%) AIX
8 21 (2.52%) Windows XP
9 18 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (1.80%) Mac OS
10 15 (1.80%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.96%) VME
11 8 (0.96%) Windows Server
12 7 (0.84%) Solaris
13 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.24%) VxWorks
15 1 (0.12%) CentOS
15 1 (0.12%) HPUX
15 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 406 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (22.33%) TDD
3 155 (18.61%) Continuous Integration
4 150 (18.01%) Scrum
5 91 (10.92%) BDD
6 76 (9.12%) OO
7 75 (9.00%) Software Engineering
8 71 (8.52%) SOA
9 65 (7.80%) DevOps
10 59 (7.08%) MVC
11 53 (6.36%) E-Commerce
11 53 (6.36%) Unit Testing
12 49 (5.88%) Migration
12 49 (5.88%) OOP
13 40 (4.80%) Configuration Management
14 39 (4.68%) Pair Programming
15 38 (4.56%) Automated Testing
15 38 (4.56%) High Availability
15 38 (4.56%) Open Source
15 38 (4.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 249 (29.89%) JavaScript
2 161 (19.33%) SQL
3 71 (8.52%) Python
4 69 (8.28%) Scala
5 65 (7.80%) C#
6 55 (6.60%) C++
7 43 (5.16%) Ruby
8 35 (4.20%) C
8 35 (4.20%) PowerShell
9 30 (3.60%) Groovy
10 29 (3.48%) Objective-C
10 29 (3.48%) VB
11 28 (3.36%) Perl
12 25 (3.00%) COBOL
13 23 (2.76%) PL/SQL
14 22 (2.64%) PHP
15 16 (1.92%) FQL
16 15 (1.80%) Bash Shell
17 14 (1.68%) VBScript
18 13 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (6.60%) Degree
2 48 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.64%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (1.80%) BC Cleared
6 6 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (0.72%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.72%) Sun Certification
7 5 (0.60%) HND
8 2 (0.24%) ISEB
8 2 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.24%) OCPJP
9 1 (0.12%) CISA
9 1 (0.12%) CRISC
9 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.12%) MBA
9 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.48%) QA
2 17 (2.04%) ISO 9001
2 17 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.60%) SLA
5 3 (0.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (2.28%) Docker
2 12 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.72%) BitLocker
4 6 (0.72%) HDFS
4 6 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.36%) Xen
6 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.12%) vCloud
6 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (4.44%) Puppet
2 32 (3.84%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (1.80%) Ansible
4 7 (0.84%) StatsD
5 5 (0.60%) CA Wily
5 5 (0.60%) Graylog
5 5 (0.60%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 3 (0.36%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.12%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.12%) logstash
8 1 (0.12%) Packer
Vendors
1 150 (18.01%) Oracle
2 47 (5.64%) IBM
3 28 (3.36%) VMware
4 27 (3.24%) SAP
5 23 (2.76%) Microsoft
5 23 (2.76%) Red Hat
6 14 (1.68%) Google
6 14 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (1.44%) EPiServer
8 11 (1.32%) Perforce
9 10 (1.20%) Sun
10 9 (1.08%) Adobe
10 9 (1.08%) ATG
11 8 (0.96%) Apigee
11 8 (0.96%) hybris
12 7 (0.84%) CA
12 7 (0.84%) Curam
12 7 (0.84%) ESRI
12 7 (0.84%) SaltStack
13 6 (0.72%) HP
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
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Rate: £325 - £385 per day
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Rate: £350 - £575 per day
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North West England
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Rate: £340 - £375 per day
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Rate: £350 - £384 per day
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Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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E-synergy Solutions
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
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Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £325
Posted: 6 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
Connectus
Rate: £57.75 per hour
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AAP3
Rate: £40 - £58 per hour
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
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Rate: £330 - £375 per day + competitive
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Rate: £375 - £450 per day
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Rate: £360 - £380 per day
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Manchester
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
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Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
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Rate: competitive
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Cheshire
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Rate: £425 - 525 per day
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Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
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